A racy billboard recommending that couples get divorced is raising eyebrows in Chicago.
The advertisement shows close-ups of a woman’s and a man’s chests and says: “Life’s short. Get a divorce.”
It’s located in an area of the Windy City known for its singles’ hangouts that’s often referred to as the “Viagra Triangle.”
The attorney who put up the billboard said she just wants to make people think.
“The message really is that life is very, very short and you need to be honest with yourself and have some personal integrity,” said divorce attorney Corri Fetman. “And if you’re unhappy — you truly are unhappy — then take some action and do something about it.”
But other attorneys said the billboard is disrespectful to their profession.
“Lawyers have a bad name in our society to begin with,” said Karen McNulty of the Women’s Bar Association Of Illinois. “I think it really undignifies lawyers and community.”
Divorce attorney Mike Berger agreed. “This makes light of the entire situation. In fact, it promotes divorce,” he said.